A welcome new trend taking over Amsterdam’s food scene hails from Vietnam. Pho, bánh bao, bánh mì, nem cuon, gỏi cuốn and more are now to be found in every part of town.
BEST VIETNAMESE RESTAURANTS IN AMSTERDAM
Here are our favorite spots to enjoy the delicious Vietnamese cuisine in Amsterdam!
This small friendly cafe in de Pijp serves up bowls of steaming pho to hungry customers every evening except Monday and for lunch Friday through Sunday. In addition to pho the menu has a variety of other options – we are especially fond of the salads. Vegetarians and vegans will be pleased to find tofu salads and even vegetarian pho.
Albert Cuypstraat 91, Amsterdam
Located in a surprisingly large space hidden above McDonalds near Leidselpein, Saigon Cafe is a full service restaurant with a bar. The cocktail list is interesting, and the dining menu is extensive. In addition to pho, you’ll find a wide range of hot dishes with beef, shrimp, pork, tofu or whatever you desire. This is a good choice if you are with a bigger group and want to be sure to get a table.
Leidsestraat 95, Amsterdam
When I make my way to De Foodhallen I can never seem to resist getting a rib eye gỏi cuốn from Viet View. This fresh rice paper roll makes the perfect lunch, or a great snack to share with friends. The other flavors like pork and tofu are good too, but I am obsessed with the rib eye. Probably because this version has the most coriander and mint. Yum! Viet View serves other dishes too but I can’t seem to move beyond the gỏi cuốn. Hiske Versprille of Het Parool agrees that Viet View is one of the best stalls at De Foodhallen.
Viet View at De Foodhallen
Bellamyplein 51, Amsterdam
Banh Mi Girls
You can find the Banh Mi girls popping up around Amsterdam, and if you want to learn to make your own Vietnamese dishes at home you can also take cooking courses from them! Hopefully they will soon launch their lunch delivery service in Amsterdam too, think fresh pho, gỏi cuốn and bánh mì delivered to your office!
Happyhappyjoyjoy also has quite a few Vietnamese dishes on their menu including pho and goi buoi.
There are a few more Vietnamese spots around Amsterdam that we haven’t tried yet like Ô MAI and Little Saigon. Do you have a favorite place for Vietnamese eats in Amsterdam? Let us know!